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“High Recommend”
Review of Different Portugal

Different Portugal
Ranked #20 of 102 Food & Drink in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Different Portugal is an Animation Tourism Company that organises sightseeing private tours in Portugal, including day tours, multiday tours and wine & food tours. Isn't it amazing when we visit places where friends live and they show us around all the sites only locals know? The greatest memories we take back home are of moments lived in the authentic country, not only in the touristic sites. That is the story behind Different Portugal. We want to share real places and experiences in Portugal in a unique, warm, friendly way. At Different Portugal we provide both regular private tours and tailor-made private tours in Portugal allowing you to know the real Portugal in a customised and memorable way. Our private tours include historical places throughout the country, from Sintra, Cascais and Lisbon to Porto, Guimaraes, Coimbra. We also organise private tours in Alentejo and Algarve regions showing you the best of our country in each place. The extensive knowledge of our local guides will also take you to several off the beaten path places in Portugal. Our knowledge of the country is much wider as our local guides are foodies and wine lovers. We organise a wide range of wine and gastronomical private tours, from half-day tours to multiday tours. The extensive knowledge of the country, love for gastronomy and wine of Different Portugal’s owner, Filipe, also a local guide, allow us to develop charming, tailor-made and creative tours, where all details are important. Different Portugal started its business in 2011 and has received the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence since 2012. Choose one of our day tours, multiday tours or wine & food tours and let us be your Portuguese pal! Come with us and discover a Different Portugal!!
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
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“High Recommend”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We just finished a day tour of Sintra and surrounding area with Filipe, owner of Different Portugal. It was the best way to go from our apartment rental in LIsbon. He was professional, knowledgable, charming and gracious. He allowed us to go at our own pace, he suggested just the right number of stops and was the perfect host of the wonderful country of Portugal. It is clear that Filipe's passion is showing you the best of Portugal and representing the warm nature of its people. We would not hesitate to recommend Different Portugal.

Visited April 2013
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Haifa
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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““Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do" Mark Twain”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Hello fellow Tripadvisor followers, My family and I just landed back home and the first thing I rushed to do was to write this review about our tour with Filipe "Different Portugal" www.differentportugal.com . Filipe was incredible, he picked us up with a huge smile from our hostel and took us on an amazing tour of Lisboa where we saw beautiful castles, lush scenary and got to eat some delicious foods. It was no ordinanry tour it was "different" just as he and the name of his company promises to be! The info we got from him was vast and detailed. It got us to really understand what Portugal was and is becoming today. The last part of our day trip was to the Benfica Stadium, which he is a fan of, and that for me, my brother and my dad was a big treat. At the end of the day Fillipe dropped us off and told us that if we wanted to come to a game just call him and he would set up everything. A week later on Saturday, guess where we were and who we were with? Correct, with Fillipe and his family at the game and it was Crazy!! We saw the Eagle (the team mascott) seven goals and understood why they call Footbal/ Soccer a religion. If you are in Portugal and want to include: having a good time, being informed of Portugal's history and culture ,seeing as much as possible, and meeting a true friend and guide then Filipe is your guy and "Different Portugal" is the ONLY way to go!

Visited March 2013
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Nipomo, California
1 review
“Beautiful country and wonderful experience”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

We have been all over Europe but, until now, have never made any stops in Portugal. Wow! Were we ever missing a jewel. Castles, cathedrals, shrines, wineries, colorful history, and wonderful, wonderful food were everywhere. We drove every direction from our Lisbon hotel with Different Portugal for 6 days. Filipe and Manny were more like our Portuguese family than tour guides. They not only know all the major sights, but can take you to places that aren't packed with tourists. We wanted to taste the local pastries everywhere we went and eat in the same restaurants as the locals. Filipe and Manny knew where to go and made sure we tried the local fare. We are already planning a second trip with Different Portugal to see the northern part of the country. Wish it could be next week!!!

Visited March 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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“Great Tour!”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

We toured Tomar, home of the Knights Templar castle & monastery, a favorite spot of my husbands, his favorite of our 2 -week trip. Also visited the oldest church in Portugal, enjoyed a nice lunch and visited a medieval village, where we shopped for a few souvenirs. Filipe, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and gave us a wonderful day. He even went out of his way to take us to the local stadium, where one of our group was able to buy her favorite soccer team jersey. A very personable tour and an enjoyable day!

Visited March 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Would highly recommned "Different Portugal" !”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

My husband and I recently had the pleasure of having Filipe guide us through Lisbon, Sintra and Cascais on 2 separate tours. We had planned a long weekend in Lisbon and the surrounding area, and was referred to him through a friend of ours. We were not disappointed! On both days, he picked us up at our hotel and drove us to different sites not often visited by tourists, and highlighted the unique history, culture and landscape of this very historic city and country. Filipe was very knowledgeable and extremely accommodating as to what we wanted to do and see. And he even treated us to some of the best cream pastries we have tasted! Filipe offers cusomized tours according to his client's needs and preferences, and often offers very good suggestions. And he was quite generous in spending more time with us each day than we anticipated. We would highly recommend Filipe and "Different Portugal" if you are planning a trip here! -- From very satisfied customers currently living in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Visited February 2013
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